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Times of India reports that the entry-level tablet’s specifications are currently being finalized but claims that the government will demand that the model has a 7-inch 800 x 480 resolution display,... at least 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and the Android Jelly Bean OS (presumably Android 4.1).

What is less clear though is whether UK vendor Datawind will continue working on the project. The...

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The news underscores the growing popularity of tablets as a worldwide phenomena that is likely to stoke both application development and lower hardware costs. If elected, the opposition Labour Party... has said it would distribute a tablet computer to every eight-year-old school child.

Only two hours after that tablet pitch, Reuters reports that Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi upped the ante, d...

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Ah Ahram reports that the tablets will be distributed over a period of six months, with the Ministry of High Education planning to allocate the tablets by who they think will benefit the most from them.... No specification and price details on the tablet were announced at the time of going to press, while the manufacturer's name again remains unknown at this time.

The roll-out comes as part of Eg...

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The Android tablet is more commonly known as the Aakash (Ubislate is the version available to the general public), and is to date being used by students in India, who, thanks to a government subsidy,... can get hold for the tablet for as little as $35.

The Financial Express now claims that a Philadelphia-based company called Wilco Electronics is talking about the possibility of attaining the li...

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The country has long since been looking at using tablets, and has previously talked with Datawind – the maker of the Indian Aakash tablet – as well as other manufacturers, most of whom were... believed to be from China. As it is, government officials surprisingly ended up contracting little-known Chinese company, Shenzhen Scope Scientific Development.

The contract is expected to be sign...

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The Aakash, which has a 7-inch screen and which runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) has to date been tested by around one million Indian students, but the Indian government has hopes of eventually bringing the... tablet to as many as 10 million students across the country.

However, despite the initial optimism, the project now seems to have hit a snag, with Datawind now being criticised for missing cont...

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Speaking to TabTimes at an event in London yesterday, Datawind’s Alia Khan revealed that the Indian government has asked for an improved version of the Aakash with better specifications, and said... that these enhanced models will fill the rest of the tender with the Indian government.

Specifically, the improvements include a faster, more powerful 700MHz processor, a better battery and a capa...

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The British vendor, which was founded in Canada, says that it has been surprised by the ‘unexpected’ demand for the tablet, and has subsequently decided to establish three new factories... in Cochin, Noida and Hyderabad, to build the device. These factories will go live in the second half of 2012 and will join Datawind’s existing factory in Hyderabad, which is used by Quad t...